National Gardening Day is marked annually on April 14 to celebrate and encourage people who love to grow plants either in their homes or outdoors. 

The day was founded by leading publisher Cool Springs Press in 2018 to celebrate the hobby and laud those who have an expertise in the field. This day also encourages gardeners to share their knowledge with others.

Here are some inspirational quotes, courtesy, to share with all those who love gardening.

1. "Life begins the day you start a garden." – Chinese proverb

2. "A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust." — Gertrude Jekyll 

3. "Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful,’ and sitting in the shade." – Rudyard Kipling

4. "Garden as though you will live forever." – William Kent

5. "There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments." – Janet Kilburn Phillips

6. "God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures." – Francis Bacon

7. "The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway." – Michael Pollan 

8. "The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul." – Alfred Austin

9. "Gardening is how I relax. It’s another form of creating and playing with colors." –Oscar de la Renta 

10. "My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece." – Claude Monet

The gardening craze This is a representational image. Photo: AFP / Ted ALJIBE